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(En español: Saliva)
Slimy! Slippery! Saliva is none other than spit, the clear liquid in your mouth that's made of water and other chemicals. Saliva helps keep the mouth moist and contains an enzyme that starts to break down food even before it hits your stomach!
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt institution certified by the state as a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center & accredited by the Joint Commission.
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